JC-M Rebels roust Raiders, 22-14

The Jones County/Midland Rebels defeated the Lyman County Raiders during the Friday, October 14, football game at Presho 22-14.

The first quarter saw defensive and offensive action, but no score for either team. It ended with the Raiders closing the gap toward their goal line.

Ten seconds into the second quarter, Lyman’s Drew Reuman punched through with a one yard drive for the first touchdown of the game. A completed conversion pass from Tyler Ollerich to Tom Walling made the score 0-8.

Seconds later, at the 11:33 mark, Rebel’s Henry Ireland let loose with a 69 yard touchdown run. A Kevin Ball conversion pass to Jake Mathews made the score. Play went back and forth until 1:33 was left in the half. The Rebels had possession. James Williamson caught a pass from Ball for a 25 yard touchdown. The extra point attempt failed and the first half ended 14-8.

The third quarter mimicked the first, except for the last 14 seconds. Raiders’s Ollerich passed to David Schindler for a 35 yard touchdown. The Raiders’ extra point attempt failed and the score was tied at 14-14.

For more than 11 minutes the game remained tied. The Raider offense was being hard pressed and being pushed back by the Rebel defense. The increasing pressure climaxed when the Raiders fumbled the ball. Rebel’s Steven O’Dell recovered the ball in the Rebel end zone. A conversion pass to Andrew Bork was good and the score ended 22-14.

JC/M completed five of 12 passes for a total of 85 yards. Andrew Bork caught 3 for 50; Williamson - 1 for 25; Ireland - 1 for 10. Brian Fedderson had a 42 yard interception return and Jake Mathews had a 38 yard interception return. Lyman caught five of 25 passes for 121 yards.

The Rebels rushed 39 times for 239 total yards. Ireland ran 11 times for 130 yards, and Mathews ran 23 times for 92 yards. The Raiders ran 26 times for a total of 145 yards.

The Rebels had 25 solo tackles and 55 assists. Leaders were Kirk Byrd with 5 solos and 9 assists, and Brian Fedderson with 4 solos and 8 assists.

JC/M completed two first downs using passes and completed eight more while rushing. The Rebels had four penalties for a total loss of 45 yards, while the Raiders had three penalties for a total loss of 30 yards.

The next scheduled football game for the Jones County/Midland Rebels will be against the New Underwood Tigers in Murdo at 7:00 p.m. (CDT) on Thursday, October 20. The first round of the playoffs for the Rebels will be Wednesday, October 26.